WORKS is a Bristol Learning City collaboration between employers, learning providers and
communities to develop a skilled, local workforce.

Building on existing good practice, WORKS will:

  • Engage – Employers and learning providers will create opportunities to equip people with the skills and qualities needed in the workplace
  • Inspire – People will participate, developing awareness of the wide range of career options available
  • Employ – Employers will recruit skilled individuals, who are ready to meet business needs.

WORKS will champion and facilitate:

  • The many ways to experience work
  • Mentoring for employability
  • Opportunities to share good practice
  • Networking activities
  • An online employability Portfolio (formerly the PEBL).

The first phase of WORKS will concentrate on the digital and construction industries, due to the national and local skills shortage.

A particular focus will also be given to the digital, high-tech and creative media companies setting up in the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, as well as construction companies involved in site builds within the area.


WORKS offers employers: a way to engage with learning providers to develop a
skilled local workforce for the future.

We need employers to: offer ways to experience work; consider taking apprentices; provide a space for WORKS activities to take place; share how you support young people to learn and understand the world of work.

Education Providers

WORKS offers education providers: connections with more employers; wider experience
of work for young people to develop.

We need education providers to: promote the diverse ways to gain experience of work; share the activities you are delivering to help young people develop their skills and understanding.

Young People and Communities

WORKS offers young people and communities: information about the range of opportunities available.

We need young people and communities: to tell us what will help them to learn about working in the city, share your experiences with us.

Thank you to the many employers and learning providers who have contributed to the development of WORKS and already committed their ongoing support.

If you’d like to know more about WORKS please contact:

Julia Gear-Evans
07392 136845